Production systems are more and more target to cyberattacks around the globe and cyber threats are expected to even increase in 2022. Why this trend? And why can Industry 4.0 sometimes introduce even more risk?
For decades’ production systems, referred to as Operational Technology (OT), had basically no connection to the outside world or to the Information Technology (IT) of a company and were therefore not targeted by hackers. This has undergone an irrevocable change since systems became deeply integrated and interconnected. Along with this convergence of OT and IT, systems become more and more exposed to vulnerabilities and maintaining control of production environments to ensure their safe operation at all times is at risk and the primary objective of OT cybersecurity. We learn how industrial companies have addressed this challenge.
Topics to be addressed
- Specific OT Requirements
- Best-practises for OT Cybersecurity
- Architectures, methods and solutions
- Security Operation Center